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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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+61 0419 008 601

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Photo - Jack Bell shown as both a 100 year old ex WW2 POW and as a 22 year old RAAF member

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque - Service memorial plaque to Bluey Pearce

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached photo. Service memorial for 21 years of service as the Hon. Secretary of the Camberwell City RSL

Bronze Bust - General Pompey Elliott

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This small bronze bust of General Pompey Elliott was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Camberwell RSL in 2019. General Elliott was the founding President of the Camberwell RSL and served the veterans of Camberwell and surrounding districts untiringly until his death in March 1931. The full size Bust now stands in the memorial lawn at the Camberwell RSL.

Letter - Letter written to his mother by Private Brendan Culcutt from Broadmedow's training base several weeks after enlising in the AIF in 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Letter written on A4 paper

Historical information

Actual letter written in 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full details. Brendan fought at Gallipoli, was wounded and became a Turkish POW. He survived his wounds but unfortunately died after a pin prick developed into Blood poisoning which resulted in his death

Photo - Jack Bell, ex WW2 POW, Remembrance Day 2017

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo, taken at the Shrine, Melbourne 11 November 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

Jack Bell, a 100 year old veteran of WW2, who survived three years in Italian and German POW camps.

WW1 Australian Army Pay Book - Pay book of James Walter Healy, a Ferrier Sgt in France during WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Canvas and paper Australian Army Pay book issued to James Walter Healy a Ferrier Sgt in France in 1916.

Historical information

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

Full details of Pay received when on active service in France in 1916

Poster - Poster produced by Granada TV advertising four plays featuring real stories from WW1. cica 1948

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster detailing four plays commissioned by Granada TV about real events in WW1. Very interesting photos relating to WW1 and the reproduction of the famous General Kitchener poster calling for volunteers to 'Kitchener's Army'

Historical information

reproduction photos of conditions in London during WW1

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo, very interesting comments relating to WW1

Oil painting by Antonio Rubbo - The Last Cartridge - 25th April 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Two diggers on ridge at Anzac Cove

Historical information

Anzac Cove in April 1915

Significance

Very significant as a view of the battle action at Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli Champaign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by Antonio Rubbo, 1916

Newsletter - 24th Battalion Association, 1946 Newsletter

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

A4 paper sheet

Significance

Unique and significant, could be only surviving copy

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo for complete details

Photo - Committee members Camberwell RSL circa 1985

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Framed photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo taken at Anzac Cove in July 1915 showing the piers constructed to offload supplies and storage dumps on beach.

Historical information

Actual photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for many details

Photo - Photo taken at the Camberwell RSL circa 1980. Not known

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Signed photo of His Majesty King George V, presented to the Camberwell Sub Branch RSSILA and unvailed by General Sir H.G.Chauvel GCMG KCB on Wenesday 22 July 1930

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Presented to the Camberwell Sub Branch in 1930. Unique photo of George V signed in lower right hand corner.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented by His Majesty the King to the Camberwell Sub Branch RSSILA and unveiled by General Sir H. G. Chauvel GCMG KCB Wednesday 23rd July 1930 Signed George R V

Oil Painting - The Last of the Emden - 9th November 1914 - painted by Captain H Press

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Oil painting showing HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in the final moments of the battle in the Indian Ocean

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by H Press. Plaque with title 'Last of the Emden' donated by the late Captain H. Press

Returned from Active Service Badge - 1920 issue - The original Returned from Active Service Badge given to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy in 1920 after his return from WW1.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze. Returned from Active Service Badge, issued in 1920 to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy.

Significance

Very, original badge,

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Shell casings - Turkish shell casings from Palistine, 1917, with Arabic inscriptions.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Members of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Tomahawk Squadron in the Western Desert, Libya, scrambling to an alert 1942

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden frame

Significance

Unique Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Tomahawk squadron scrambling to an alert in Western Dessert Libya 1942

Photo - The Australian Light Horse passing the Great City Wall Jerusalem in Palestine, January 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This framed photo was taken from the direction of Bethlehem in January 1918

Historical information

Actual photo of the Australian light Horse entering Jerusalem in January 1918

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Anzac Day dinner menu 1956 - 24th Batt. Anzac Day dinner 1956.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper menu

Historical information

This was the 3rd dinner arranged by the 24th Inf. Batt to commemorate Anzac Day, 25 April 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

Menu for Dinner and commemoration of Anzac Day in 1956, by the 24th Infantry Battalion.

document - Presentation form for Memorial Plaque - Keith Winterbottom

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper

Historical information

Back up document for Keith Winterbottom's Memorial Plaque.

Inscriptions & Markings

Address form for Memorial Plaque

Photo - Anzac Day 2017 -- John Pesutto, State member for Hawthorn. Jack Bell, WW2 veteren. Peter Fielding, Secretary, Camberwell RSL'

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken at the Camberwell Sports Ground after Anzac Day Service prior to the Anzac AFL gamed between Old Scotch and Monash University. 25 April 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

John Pesutto, Jack Bell, and Peter Fielding,with Tim Fisher ex Deputy PM of Australia standing behind.

Photo - 50th Anzac Day March, 1965, at Camberwell City RSL

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in frame

Significance

1965 Anzac Day march showing many veterans marching at a small RSL sub Branch

Inscriptions & Markings

1965 Anzac Day march at the Camberwell City RSL 25 April 1965

Photo - 'Coming out for a Rest' . Australian Light Horse returing to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of the Australian Light Horse in December 1917

Historical information

Actual photo showing the Australian Light Horse in the field December 1917

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

'Coming out for a Rest' Australian Light Horse returning to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

'Ode to the Fallen' - Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen' donated by Bruce Ruxton.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen'

Historical information

Donated to the Camberwell City RSL by Bruce Ruxton in 1995

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand embroidered by Sister Ailsa Storrer just before she died on the 10 June 1995

Photo - The Australian Light Horse watering their horses

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Good photo of Australian Light Horse showing the horses and equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unfortunately no details of location. Based on the background and the many gum trees it is likely to be in Australia during training prior to disembarkation to Egypt.

WW1 Identity Tag - Private Brendan Culcutt's, 2124, ID name tag WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Metal ID tag from WW1. Issued to Private Brendan Culcutt who died in a Turkish POW Camp in 1916

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Photo - Members and the Committee of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Photo of seven diggers transporting a wounded digger thru the mud on the Somme in 1917. Note burial cross in background.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual Photo showing the depth of mud on the Somme in 1917

Historical information

Actual photo of the condition on the Somme in 1917

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo, note the burial cross in the mud behind the wounded digger.

Photo - Looking towards the Nek, Anzac Cove, April 1915. Cave dugouts clearly visible

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo showing view of the Nek from Anzac Cove, taken April 1915

Significance

Actual photo showing land scape as it was in April 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

View of the Nek from Anzac Cove April 1915. Presented by Legionnaire R. G. Grant 1925